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SAITO Hiroshi, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

The Center for Liberal Arts Education

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Topics

1. A study on the system for confirming the medication status of evacuees during disasters.

2. Research on the construction of an efficient first-year education system in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

3. Study on degradation of environmentally released drugs by bacteria present in the environment.

1) In recent years, Japan has been greatly affected by disasters such as earthquakes and heavy rains. Based on many experiences, an information collection system regarding the medical conditions of evacuees in shelters is being established, but confirmation of the medication status is insufficient. Therefore, we are developing an efficient medication status confirmation system in the event of a disaster.
2) It is expected that there will be a great influence on the learning environment in compulsory education in Japan and education in high school. Therefore, we are studying efficient learning methods in the first year of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
3) Environmental pollution caused by unchanged drugs excreted after taking or by drugs released into the environment while not in use affects the ecosystem. Therefore, we are building a system that can efficiently decompose drugs by bacteria present in the environment.

Representative Publications

1. Nawata S, Kohyama N, Uchida N, Numazawa S, Ohbayashi M, Kobayashi Y , Iwata M, Nakajima T, Saito H, Izuka A, Yamamoto T, The pharmacokinetics of mianserin suppositories for rectal administration in dogs and healthy volunteers: a pilot study, J Pharm Health Care Sci. May 17;2:12. doi: 10.1186/s40780-016-0046-7., 2016.

2. Hiratsuka A, Saito H, Hirose K, Watabe T., Marked expression of glutathione S-transferase A4-4 detoxifying 4-hydroxy-2(E)-nonenal in the skin of rats irradiated by ultraviolet B-band light (UVB)., Biochem Biophys Res Commun., 260(3):740-6., 1999.